Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
Oh it's hilarious. By sellling DRM Adobe not only is not guaranteeing anything to anyone using the DRM, they are actually locking people into using their software to download and read books, thereby establishing a handy little monopoly. And they have the gall to charge for it on top of that.
But the greatest irony is that publishers are actually silly enough to pay
Reminds me off the famous story about Kalidasa, who once tried to saw off a tree branch, while sitting on it!
C'mon, we should (perversely) cast Adobe into bronze for it. A bunch of techno-dinosaurs entrenched in the oldE publishing houses NEEDS that false sense of security, there would be way less e-books without it.
All in good time. A few years later somebody will explain to them that, no, DRM was not a bullet-proof protection that they thought is needed, but yes, they made money despite of it. Or because of it.
We all LOVE Adobe DRM now that it is broken, don't we?